The class includes a total of 33 participants (20 writers/directors and 8 co-writers plus 5 story editors), coming from 23 different countries (Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Colombia, Italy, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States).
From April until November, they’ll work side by side with the Head of Studies - Eva Svenstedt Ward, the curator - Amra Bakšic Camo and the internationally renowned script consultants Philippe Barrière (France), Séverine Cornamusaz (Switzerland), Aleksandra Swierk (Poland), Marietta von Hausswolff (Sweden) and Gino Ventriglia (Italy).
To discover more details about the participants and the projects you can read the dedicated article on Screen International, meanwhile down below is an overview:
A Perfect Family by Adriano Valerio (Italy), co-writer Aude Py (France) – 3rd feature film
All the Crows in the World by Yi Tang (Hong Kong) – 1st feature film
Alma by Laura Herrero Garvin (Spain), co-writer Jorge Gil Munarriz (Spain) – 1st feature film
Amari by Domien Huyghe (Belgium), co-writer Wendy Huyghe (Belgium) – 2nd feature film | TFL alumni
Blind Spots by Ely Chevillot (Belgium/France) – 1st feature film | TFL alumnus
Brilliant Melody by Carlo Francisco Manatad (Philippines), co-writer Jérémie Dubois (France) – 2nd feature film | part of the Comedy group | TFL alumni
Counting Cards with My Father by Lydia Rui (Australia) – 1st feature film
Detour by Jakub Piatek (Poland), co-writer Marta Bacewicz (Poland) – 2nd feature film | part of the Comedy group | former TFL Extended participant
I Can’t Dance by Anita Rocha da Silveira (Brazil) – 3rd feature film | part of the Comedy group | TFL alumna
In the Shadow of the Horns by Ognjen Glavonic (Serbia) – 2nd feature film
Kisa by Alexandra Brodski (Germany/UK) – 1st feature film
Mar de Leva by Mariana Saffon (Colombia) – 1st feature film
Marriage By Abduction by Sophia Mocorrea (Germany/Argentina) – 1st feature film | part of the Comedy group
Privilege by Floor van der Meulen, co-writer Bastiaan Kroeger (Netherlands) – 2nd feature film
San Genesio by Jose Lorenzo Diokno (Philippines) – 4th feature film
Sun in Saturn by Ary Zara (Portugal) – 1st feature film
The Fugue by Ruthy Pribar (Israel) – 2nd feature film
The Missing Planet by Marouan Omara (Egypt) and co-directed by Tom Rosenberg (USA) – 2nd feature film
Watch It Burn by Makbul Mubarak (Indonesia) – 2nd feature film | TFL alumnus
Who is Afraid of God by Rosa Friedrich (Austria), co-writer Joshua Jádi (Germany/Hungary) – 1st feature film
We have onboard also five industry professionals taking up the Script Editor trainees’ roles that will allow them to gain insight into the script development process: Marco Compiani (Italy), Sihle Hlophe (South Africa), Fernanda Polacow (Brazil), Vanya Rainova (Bulgaria) and Daniel Soltysinski (Poland).
We so look forward to beginning, see you in Veneto!
ScriptLab 2023 is organised by TorinoFilmLab - National Museum of Cinema and supported by Creative Europe - MEDIA Sub-programme of the European Union. ScriptLab 2023 is realised in partnership with Veneto Film Commission - that will host the first workshop thanks to the support of Fondazione Cariparo and in collaboration with Scuola di Cinema Carlo Mazzacurati -, German Films and VAF - Flanders Audiovisual Fund.